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by Megan Brown on 05/06/2011
On Earth Day, the EPA thanked clean energy providers for their efforts in helping grow the Green Power Partnership.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent out a newsletter last week that recognized and thanked the green power suppliers that have provided renewable energy credits (RECs) to the most EPA Green Power Partnership members. Renewable Choice has been working with this program since its inception and we are proud to be a part of its growth and to be ranked number one.
If you are not familiar with the program, here are the highlights. EPA’s Green Power Partnership recognizes governments, businesses, communities, and colleges for their commitment to supporting green power. To be a partner in the program, an organization must commit to supporting one or more of the following product options: renewable energy credits (RECs), on-site generation or utility green power products. The EPA also has in place specific partner initiatives to help drive the participation of particular sectors to reduce the environmental impact of their electricity use. These partner initiatives provide:
- Recognition for organizations in these defined groups
- Increased awareness about green power
- Competition to help promote participation
Since 2001, this program has attracted member organizations of all sizes from a wide variety of industries, and now over 1,300 members have made a commitment to support the generation of renewable energy. Change doesn’t happen overnight and this program—along with industry certifications, state renewable energy requirements, supply chain programs, carbon reporting programs and other programs that encourage supporting clean energy generation—is helping create change. If you aren’t currently part of the Green Power Partnership and you are interested in learning more, check it out.
Megan Brown is Director of Product Marketing for Renewable Choice.